KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS

Amaranthe, Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Smash Into Pieces

Event Info:

Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise
Boise , ID
Friday Feb 24, 2017
Show: 7:00 PM
Doors: 6:00 PM
All Ages
$17.50 - $40.00

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ALL AGES
Amaranthe
(Heavy Metal)
The steam-roller known as AMARANTHE continues to roll on relentlessly. In 2014 many were wondering how and if they could top the previous successes of their self-titled debut album (2011) and their sohpomore effort 'The Nexus'. In October 2014, those questions were answered with 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' which instantly charted in six countries, and even reached number one on the Billboard heatseekers charts. The lead single 'Drop Dead Cynical' reached far wider and higher than any previous AMARANTHE single, and stayed several weeks at the top of USA's premier rock station, Sirius XM Octane, and had massive airplay all around the world. ...
The steam-roller known as AMARANTHE continues to roll on relentlessly. In 2014 many were wondering how and if they could top the previous successes of their self-titled debut album (2011) and their sohpomore effort 'The Nexus'. In October 2014, those questions were answered with 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' which instantly charted in six countries, and even reached number one on the Billboard heatseekers charts. The lead single 'Drop Dead Cynical' reached far wider and higher than any previous AMARANTHE single, and stayed several weeks at the top of USA's premier rock station, Sirius XM Octane, and had massive airplay all around the world. ...
The steam-roller known as AMARANTHE continues to roll on relentlessly. In 2014 many were wondering how and if they could top the previous successes of their self-titled debut album (2011) and their sohpomore effort 'The Nexus'. In October 2014, those questions were answered with 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' which instantly charted in six countries, and even reached number one on the Billboard heatseekers charts. The lead single 'Drop Dead Cynical' reached far wider and higher than any previous AMARANTHE single, and stayed several weeks at the top of USA's premier rock station, Sirius XM Octane, and had massive airplay all around the world. The perfectly executed modern metal which is 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' was once again genre-transcending, forward looking - and most importantly it was daringly innovative for AMARANTHE. The tremendous reception of the album led to an extensive world tour of over 100 shows, visiting the USA two times so far, a tour in Europe, Japan and numberless single shows - and they show no sign of slowing down any time yet. It has just recently been revealed that AMARANTHE are working on a follow-up to 2014's 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE', to be released at an unspecified time in 2016. Nothing has been revealed about the album so far - but without any shadow of a doubt we can expect the biggest choruses and the catchiest hooks to ever roll out from the unstoppable AMARANTHE hit factory!

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Failure Anthem
(Alternative)
Formed in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2013, Failure Anthem join the ranks of muscular, hook-heavy hard rock acts like Daughtry, Creed, and Nickelback. Lead singer JD Eubanks joined the band -- Ryan Nimmo on bass, Kile Odell and Wil Andrews on guitars, and Zane Frye on drums -- after a stint as a chef in Los Angeles, working under the likes of Wolfgang Puck. After a brief period of homelessness, he returned to North Carolina and joined the band. After signing with Razor & Tie, they released their debut album, First World Problems, in late 2015, which was preceded by the powerful lead single "Paralyzed."

Citizen Zero
(Pop)
When done honestly, rock ‘n’ roll can stick with you for a lifetime. It rides shotgun for the whole way, soundtracking those big moments and memories. Once you hear a Citizen Zero song, you remember it.  ...
When done honestly, rock ‘n’ roll can stick with you for a lifetime. It rides shotgun for the whole way, soundtracking those big moments and memories. Once you hear a Citizen Zero song, you remember it.  ...
When done honestly, rock ‘n’ roll can stick with you for a lifetime. It rides shotgun for the whole way, soundtracking those big moments and memories. Once you hear a Citizen Zero song, you remember it.  The Detroit rock outfit—Josh LeMay [vocals], Sammy Boller [lead guitar], John Dudley [drums], and Sam Collins [bass]—deliver arena-size anthems fueled by intricate musicianship on their full-length debut album, State of Mind [Wind-up Records]. Striking a balance between edgy grunge attitude a la Stone Temple Pilots and bluesy alternative expanse reminiscent of Kings of Leon, their knack for a hook immediately resonated with a growing national fan base.  “We really focus on writing great songs,” says Josh. “That’s where the connection comes from. People can see that it’s real. There was no plan B for us. If we did this, it was going to be all or nothing.” Since the release of their first independent EP Life Explodes in 2012, the band has played alongside heavyweights such as Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, and more. “Life Explodes” would win the Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording” in 2013. As their profile rose regionally, they signed to Wind-up Records in early 2016. Along the way, they cut State of Mind, a record that heralds their arrival with a bang. “I think the best music comes from the most honest place,” continues Josh. “Being from Detroit, there’s a no fly zone for bullshit. You have to be real, or the people will know. State of Mind is one-hundred percent who we are.” “That’s something all of us grew up with,” affirms Sam. “It’s the mindset around here.” The first single “Go (Let Me Save You)” builds from an eerie melody into an overpowering refrain punctuated by an incendiary guitar lead and hypnotic vocal.  “It’s actually the first song Sammy and I wrote together,” Josh remembers. “It happened right after the Sandy Hook tragedy. I was watching the news, and I couldn’t believe how the cameramen were consciously filming crying parents. It was so wrong. Having gone through tragedy, it made me really angry. I had to say something.” Elsewhere on the record, “When The Rain Comes” couples six-string fireworks with an unshakable chorus that’s both uplifting and undeniable.  “I always wanted to live in Seattle because it rains all the time,” laughs Josh. “The song is literally about how the rain is relaxing and soothing to me for some strange reason.” Then, there’s “Love Let It.” Tempering an unpredictable sonic backdrop with another powerhouse hook, it holds a special place in the musicians’ hearts. “It’s the most personal to me,” admits Josh. “When things were really bad, the song was a way to convince ourselves to let our love for what we do overcome everything else. I ended up tattooing ‘Fight to Love’ on myself because everything was a fight to maintain this dream. We thought it would be unacceptable to give up.” They never have given up—even in the face of the unimaginable. Just as they began rolling in 2012, Citizen Zero endured a tragedy that would shake their brotherhood to its very core.  “John’s brother Matt was our original lead guitar player,” says Josh. “One day he told me he couldn’t make our session, and I didn’t hear back after. A few hours later, John called and told me Matt had committed suicide. It took a bit to get back on our feet, and I couldn’t even imagine a world where John went on without him.” “After he passed, I didn’t stop playing,” adds John. “I knew he wouldn’t want me to quit. From the beginning, I had to keep going for myself and for Matt.” Regrouping, the boys turned to YouTube as they sought out someone to fill those big shoes. Searching “Best Detroit Guitar Players,” they found a video of Sammy. At their first audition, everything clicked. “As soon as I walked in and heard them warming up, that was it,” recalls the guitarist. “John cracked the snare, and it was on. The chemistry was there right away. I knew we were on to something special. It’s going to be special for listeners everywhere as well. Their name ultimately hints at big and very attainable ambitions for the band. “Every generation has a leader who changes things for better or worse,” concludes Josh. “Citizen Zero represents the faceless citizen. It’s the everyday person no better than any of us. However, that any one individual can change the world.” “We can be the Citizen Zero in rock ‘n’ roll,” John leaves off. “We can be the guys who help bring back musicianship and unforgettable live shows.”

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Cypher16
(Alternative Rock)
Cypher16 are a young, innovative and refreshingly original rock band who harness metal and a hint of industrial to create a truly massive sound. The band have already toured in sixteen countries including multiple tours of China and India, playing shows and festivals with the likes of Amaranthe, Fear Factory, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Lamb Of God and Slayer. ...
Cypher16 are a young, innovative and refreshingly original rock band who harness metal and a hint of industrial to create a truly massive sound. The band have already toured in sixteen countries including multiple tours of China and India, playing shows and festivals with the likes of Amaranthe, Fear Factory, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Lamb Of God and Slayer. ...
Cypher16 are a young, innovative and refreshingly original rock band who harness metal and a hint of industrial to create a truly massive sound. The band have already toured in sixteen countries including multiple tours of China and India, playing shows and festivals with the likes of Amaranthe, Fear Factory, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Lamb Of God and Slayer. The 'Determine' EP was released in April 2013 by Metal Hammer Magazine and has received further rave reviews, with the debut album expected early 2014. Cypher16 have recently played at this year's Bloodstock Festival, featuring SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD,  ANTHRAX and many more. 2014 saw 'The March Of Nations' run, which covered ten countries around the world (including China), and numerous festivals such as HAMMERFEST (Soilwork/Kreator/Overkill), TRONDHEIM METAL FEST (Behemoth/Devin Townsend/At The Gates) and MIDI FESTIVAL (Fear Factory/Wayne Static). The band also hit the studio to record the long awaited debut album, with renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead/ Bullet For My Valentine/ Funeral For A Friend). In February 2015 Cypher16 joined AMARANTHE on a tour which included shows in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. This was shortly followed up by a monster 17-date second tour in CHINA, including festivals headlined by The Scorpions and Killswitch Engage.  In October 2015, the band released the debut album ‘The Great Surveyor’, produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon). METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE'S editor Alex Milas called it: “Crushing joy from one of metal’s truly pioneering bands”  POWERPLAY MAGAZINE gave the record 10/10 and said Cypher16 are: "...undoubtedly one of the most exciting young acts in Britain right now...Cypher16 look set to drop one of the most extraordinary releases of the year". In 2016 the band performed again at HAMMERFEST 2016, with Cradle of Filth, Exodus and many more. After this they returned to headline The Underworld in London, before heading out on tour with AMARANTHE once more, this time to Norway. After that a London support with SOILWORK beckons, with more to be announced shortly.

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Smash Into Pieces
(Rock)
SMASH INTO PIECES is an explosive rock band with worldwide aspirations. The young, highly ambitious five piece formed in Örebro, Sweden has built an impressive impact and following in their relatively short 6 year existence. ...
SMASH INTO PIECES is an explosive rock band with worldwide aspirations. The young, highly ambitious five piece formed in Örebro, Sweden has built an impressive impact and following in their relatively short 6 year existence. ...
SMASH INTO PIECES is an explosive rock band with worldwide aspirations. The young, highly ambitious five piece formed in Örebro, Sweden has built an impressive impact and following in their relatively short 6 year existence. SMASH INTO PIECES, as the bands name go, stands for the vision they all share – the path, focus and will to realizing their career goals. The band reached the semifinals of the TV-show “Sweden´s Got Talent” in 2009 but dropped out of the competition to sign a record deal with Ninetone Records (Takida, Corroded, Lillasyster etc). Things however really didn’t work out as planned and the collaboration with the label came to a end after just one released single “Fading” – a song still gaining a great deal of attention and airplay, especially from the leading rock radio station Bandit Rock 106.3 in Sweden. After the band went separate ways with Nintetone Records in early 2010, the recording of the self titled, five-song EP took place during spring 2010 and was released not long after. SMASH INTO PIECES went through alot during 2010 – 2012 as an unsigned band when they finally after touring throughout all Scandinavia, signed a record deal with Gain / Sony Music (Europe, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar etc) and released their long awaited debut album “Unbreakable” in April, 2013. First single “Colder” from debut album “Unbreakable” was a great success – with two weeks as #1 on the Itunes charts and a sold out first-ever Swedish tour called “The Colder Tour” in fall 2012, the future seems bright for SMASH INTO PIECES. SMASH INTO PIECES truly makes modern rock, combining the phenomenal vocal and lyrical depth of Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye with the aggressive yet melodic guitar attacks from Benjamin Jennebo and Per Bergquist, and the hard hitting combination of bassist Viktor Vidlund and drummer Isak Snow. The band is famous for their superb & hugely energetic live shows and in a short amount of time the band have had the pleasure of sharing stage with Dead By April, Alter Bridge, Halestorm, Twisted Sister, Raised Fists, Mustasch, Amaranthe, Treat and many – many more. SMASH INTO PIECES and their sound much definitive says arena. Together, their talent and chemistry will not be ignored or denied. “It´s time to forget who you are and remember who you want to be! It´s time to Smash Into Pieces”

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